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The Criminological Foundations of Penal Policy

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Edited by: Lucia Zedner, Andrew Ashworth

ISBN13: 9780199265091
ISBN: 0199265097
Published: June 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardback
Price: £88.00

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The Criminological Foundations of Penal Policy brings together leading international criminologists to examine the link between the fruits of criminological research and the development of criminal justice policy. This volume includes comparative discussions of the United States, Germany, Australia, England, and Wales. It is divided into four parts. Part 1 discusses the theoretical issues surrounding the relationship between public policy and the discipline of criminology. Part 2;consists of three essays exploring historical aspects of that relationship. Part 3 then examines three distinct areas of penal policy: sentencing, policing, and parole, as case studies of the influence of research upon the development of policy. Finally, in Part 4, which is explicitly devoted to;international comparisons, there is a consideration of the factors that distinguish research projects that do influence criminal justice policy from those that appear not to.;The Criminological Foundations of Penal Policy is a volume in honour of Roger Hood, Professor of Criminology and Director of the Centre for Criminological Research in the University of Oxford.

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Editors' Introduction
PART 1 THE THEORETICAL RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN RESEARCH AND POLICY; 1. The Culture and Power of Criminological Research; 2. Principles, Politics, and Criminal Justice; 3. Theoretical Reflections on the Evaluation of a Penal Policy Initiative
PART 2 THE HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF CRIMINOLOGY AS A BASIS FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE POLICY; 4. Useful Knowledge? Debating the Role of Criminology in Post-war Britain; 5. Hearing not Listening: Penal Policy and the Political Prisoners of 1906-1921; 6. Ministers and Modernization: Criminal Justice Policy, 1997-2001
PART 3 CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH AND POLICY CHANGE: THREE CASE STUDIES; 7. Sentencing and Sensitivity: A Challenge for Criminological Research; 8. The Forester's Dilemma: The Influence of Police Research on Police Practice; 9. The Development of Parole and the Role of Research in its Reform
PART 4 INTERNATIONAL COMPARISONS; 10. The Renaissance of the Victim in Criminal Policy: A Reconstruction of the German Campaign; 11. Influencing Policy: Successes and Failures of Criminological Research in Australia; 12. Criminology and Public Policy in the USA and UK